Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Others Join Forces to Fight Phishing

Status
Not open for further replies.

sseyler

Distinguished
May 14, 2008
85
0
18,580
0
[citation][nom]silver565[/nom]I'm pleased to see this. No more emails about winning "gold dust"![/citation]

Or about sharing large funds from a Nigerian prince.
 

danwat1234

Distinguished
Jun 13, 2008
265
0
18,940
1
[citation][nom]silver565[/nom]I'm pleased to see this. No more emails about winning "gold dust"!Or about Viagra pills that I don't need.[/citation]
Or about Viagra pills that I don't need.
 

freggo

Distinguished
Nov 22, 2008
778
0
18,930
0
If you win the Lottery you do not need Viagra to get a chick.
You just became a dream date.
Loads of money and no marital requests :)
 

Kryan

Distinguished
Oct 23, 2008
130
0
18,630
0
[citation][nom]danwat1234[/nom]Or about Viagra pills that I don't need.[/citation]
SPEAK FOR YOURSELF! lol

but seriously...pen!s enlargement is a wish ... ./cryyyyy
 

ithurtswhenipee

Distinguished
Mar 6, 2010
57
0
18,580
0
The next thing they should all join forces for is to do away with free email accounts. Make a 1 time registration fee of a nominal amount like $5 or $10. This way the bots that spammers use to create thousands of [name free email provider] email accounts will either rendered useless or the process will be prohibitively expensive. Even if each address is able to send 10 or 15 emails before it gets closed down.
 

drwho1

Distinguished
Jan 10, 2010
367
0
18,930
0
"the senders of emails can provide proof to indicate that their emails are protected by SPF and DKIM and include instructions what to do with the message if the authentication fails. For example, the message can be automatically deleted by the recipient system - or simply be rejected."

This is the part that I'm having trouble with.

What "proof", how efficient this "proof" be?
Can they just add the "proof" anyway?
Are there any limits on this "proofs"?

Or they would simply find an exploit and it would be the same or worse.

Don't get me wrong I agree with everyone here so far....
But I would like to see more details about this.
 

JOSHSKORN

Distinguished
Oct 26, 2009
951
0
18,930
0
But...but..where am I going to get my viagra and vicodin from, now? What bank will I store my money in without my bank of Nigeria?? And What about F#ckBook?? This makes me a sad panda.

/sarcasm
 

ibboard

Distinguished
Nov 23, 2011
16
0
18,560
0
This wouldn't help with spam (despite the picture) or generic scams, just phishing. So we'd still get the Nigerian princes, the "male medicine", the R0lllllex and the rest. The only stuff you wouldn't get is stuff telling you to log in to [insert bank/store/social network].

TBH, this will only be half successful. SPF and DKIM lets them do this stuff already (and worrying only *some* banks do it) if and only if the receiving server checks the records *and* the sender marks a hard fail rather than a soft fail (which says "I don't think it is legit, but don't ditch it just in case"). What it will miss out on is bankofarnerica.com and the like - you can still phish with an almost-but-not-quite-identical domain name (and even have a legitimate SSL certificate for it).
 

mrmaia

Distinguished
Aug 9, 2011
154
0
18,640
1
Instead of new authentication methods, they should invest in educating people about phishing.

Spammers will ALWAYS find a way to work around the filters, but some people will NEVER learn that that £500,000,000 Lottery prize is a scam.

The best way to stop spamming is cutting down its results.
 

nebun

Distinguished
Oct 20, 2008
1,160
0
19,240
2
it's about time...i am not surprised if these companies were the main ones that started it all....this is google and microsoft we are talking about
 

hardcore_gamer

Distinguished
Mar 27, 2010
173
0
18,630
0
[citation][nom]Kryan[/nom]SPEAK FOR YOURSELF! lolbut seriously...pen!s enlargement is a wish ... ./cryyyyy[/citation]

Use a blade and duct tape ;).
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
R Streaming Video & TVs 0
Mike Andronico Streaming Video & TVs 0
B Streaming Video & TVs 0
L Streaming Video & TVs 3
chilly601 Streaming Video & TVs 2
L Streaming Video & TVs 3
G Streaming Video & TVs 3
G Streaming Video & TVs 9
exfileme Streaming Video & TVs 5
exfileme Streaming Video & TVs 36
Z Streaming Video & TVs 4
Z Streaming Video & TVs 4
G Streaming Video & TVs 12
exfileme Streaming Video & TVs 16
exfileme Streaming Video & TVs 0
exfileme Streaming Video & TVs 25
JMcEntegart Streaming Video & TVs 7
exfileme Streaming Video & TVs 14
G Streaming Video & TVs 0
G Streaming Video & TVs 0

Similar threads


ASK THE COMMUNITY